5 Eagles who have significantly strengthened their cases at training camp

Shaun Bradley, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Shaun Bradley, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Training camp gives prospects a chance to make names for themselves, and several Eagles are making the most of the opportunity.

At the time of this story being published, five Philadelphia Eagles practices are in the books. That means five remain before we turn the page from training camp to the preseason. The second day of August brought with it a full-padded session, but we were advised that there will be no tackling until the first preseason game one day prior.

Fear not Birds fans! This new approach to player and team safety hasn’t robbed Philly of its competitive fire. As always, camp has brought with it both surprises and, at times, superhuman efforts from prospects that we haven’t mentioned as often. Throw Shaun Bradley‘s name on that list.

54. . . . Shaun Bradley. 54. player

The 196th-overall selection during Round 6 of the NFL Draft, Bradley didn’t enter the NFL with a ton of fanfare, but he’s proven himself to be valuable. He’s played just under 70 percent of the snaps on special teams during his first two seasons. He’s added another 131 snaps on defense. 38 tackles including four of the solo variety have been the result.

If the Birds carry six linebackers on the 53-man roster, a very real possibility, it stands to reason that T.J. Edwards, Nakobe Dean, Davion Taylor, Haason Reddick, and Kyzir White are safe. Bradley, Christian Elliss, Ali Fayad, Kyron Johnson, Patrick Johnson, and Patrick Johnson are battling for one roster spot.

Shaun Bradley’s place on the 53-man roster isn’t guaranteed, but he’s most certainly aided himself after five practices. Plays like his diving interception in the fourth session most certainly help. Here are four other Birds who have done the same. They’ve had amazing camps so far.